I decided to give ChatGPT a test and asked it to write an article on installing Thony on a Windows 11 PC.
Here is the result – everything below comes from ChatGPT directly
Thonny is a Python Integrated Development Environment (IDE) designed specifically for beginners. It is an excellent choice for those new to programming and Python, as it offers a simple and intuitive interface that makes it easy to get started. In this article, we will guide you through the process of installing Thonny on a Windows 11 system and connecting it to a Raspberry Pi Pico.
Step 1: Download and Install Thonny
The first step to using Thonny is to download and install it on your system. You can download Thonny from the Thonny website. Simply click the “Download” button and follow the prompts to install Thonny on your system.
Step 2: Connect to the Raspberry Pi Pico
To connect Thonny to your Raspberry Pi Pico, you will need to install the MicroPython firmware on the Pico. You can do this by following the instructions on the Raspberry Pi website.
Once the MicroPython firmware is installed, you will need to connect the Pico to your computer using a USB cable. Thonny should automatically detect the Pico and prompt you to choose a connection type. Select “Serial” and then click “Connect”.
Step 3: Run Your First Program
Now that Thonny is connected to your Pico, you are ready to start programming. To test your setup, you can run a simple “Hello, World!” program. In Thonny, click “File” and then “New”. This will open a new blank file.
Type the following code into the file:
Then, click the “Run” button to run the program. You should see the message “Hello, World!” printed in the output window.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Thonny and connected it to your Raspberry Pi Pico. With Thonny, you can now start exploring the world of Python programming and take your first steps towards creating your own projects with the Pico.